Huge statement regarding a star forward: Kent Hughes and the Canadiens could have the opportunity to acquire Elias Pettersson

Published October 28, 2023 at 0:58
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
Elias Pettersson is undoubtedly a remarkable hockey player. Last year, he had a breakout season with 102 points, and this year, he's still performing well with 12 points in seven games so far.

When you have a player of his caliber, you try to keep him, but the relationship between him and the Vancouver front office seems to be strained, as mentioned by Elliotte Friedman.

"Pettersson has said he's not yet sure about his future in Vancouver, and I believe the Canucks have also indicated that they are hesitant to commit to him if there's any doubt about Pettersson's intentions. I'm not convinced the Canucks are eager to commit," noted Elliotte Friedman.

This statement sent shockwaves, as it suggests that the star forward could become available. Of course, acquiring him would come at a high cost, given that he will become a restricted free agent at the end of this season and will likely seek a long-term contract worth more than $10 million per year.


For the Canadiens, Kent Hughes knows that he will eventually have to make a major trade to bring a star player to the team. His excellent rapport with Patrik Allvin, the Canucks' GM, is well-established, as they have already made a trade a few weeks ago (Tanner Pearson), and Hughes might also be involved in a trade that sends Conor Garland elsewhere.

ACCORDING TO YOU, ELIAS PETTERSSON WILL:
OCTOBER 28      120 ANSWERS
SIGN LONG TERM IN VANCOUVER5747.5 %
SIGN SHORT TERM IN VANCOUBER1714.2 %
BE TRADED3831.7 %
RECEIVE AN OFFER SHEET NEXT SUMMER86.7 %
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